About JDMIS FAQ
Both new students considering admission into the JDMIS Diploma Programmes and participants interested in attending a Certificate course, often have very similar questions. We have anticipated some of these to help our prospective students plan their education with us. Questions cover topics such as logistic, payment, pricing, exemptions and more.
General FAQ: When was JDMIS founded?
The JDMIS is a new school founded in 2007. It has grown out of the Creative Jewellery Studio, a school that was started by the JDMIS Dean Mrs. Tanja Sadow and has been operating in Singapore since 1995. In the last 10 years, before becoming the JDMIS, the Creative Jewellery Studio trained over eleven thousand students in Singapore and the World.
General FAQ: Where is JDMIS located?
At present the JDMIS has its administrative office, student workshop and four classrooms on the 2nd storey of Shaw Towers Gallery, an established landmark in the Arts and Heritage District a stone's throw from the Raffles Hotel. The address is: 100 Beach Rd #02-50 to 57, Singapore 189702
General FAQ: What are the school and class capacity?
In an individual class you will have between 5 and 11 classmates depending on the type of course and method of presentation. For any skills based courses, the school maintains a student-to-teacher ratio of 10:1 or better. The school's student workshop and four classrooms have a total capacity of 60.
General FAQ: Who conducts JDMIS' courses?
Mrs. Tanja Sadow, Dean of the JDMIS will be supervising your classes and providing key instruction. Her team of GJPA professional jewellery instructors will be working with students throughout the courses to ensure everyone understands and successfully completes the project work. Click here to go to the Academic Leadership page
Certificate FAQ: Can I use my certificates to receive credit for diploma modules?
Yes, if you have taken a JDMIS certificate course that is analogous to a specific diploma module you will be able to receive credit for that module, provided you pass the requisite module exam or exams, and submit the required self-study project for for review by the faculty department head. Diploma students have double the amount of project work as certificate students, much of which is conducted in a supervised, self-study environment. Contact the admissions department for details on the project pieces you will be expected to produce to gain module equivalence.
Certificate FAQ: How much do the courses cost?
Our full certificate courses cost between SGD 1,988 and SGD 2,888, not including GST. There are no registration fees and courses include all tools and materials you will need to complete the course work and continue working from home. There are no hidden costs.
We also offer shorter courses for those interested to learn about specific topics or techniques. For example the price for our business and entrepreneurship workshops is SGD 288 for a day of training. We have also segmented our Fashion Jewellery design training programs into 2 days short courses where participants can learns specific techniques starting from SGD 688.
Certificate FAQ: Can I put my name down and pay on the Day?
No, we have very small class sizes to ensure everyone has proper attention and certificate course registration is on a first-come first served basis. The only way to secure a seat in class is to pay a 0 deposit - you then pay the balance of your course fees on the first day of class.
Certificate FAQ: How can I pay for the courses?
We accept many payment methods, if you want to pay over the phone the head office can accept Visa & Mastercard. If you visit the office, they can take any credit card, NETS or Singapore dollar cheque. If you use internet banking, we also accept local bank MAPS transfers and international wire transfers.
For Singaporean students or permanent residents who wish to finance their certificate courses, the JDMIS is working with TCC, a local credit union that provides very competitive educational loans that they have agreed to apply to our shorter certificate courses as well as our diploma programmes.
If you would like more information on this we can email you their details or ask one of their credit consultants to call you. If you are planning to finance your courses, we recommend you plan a certificate schedule in advance so as to save on 'application fees' - loan disbursements can be made according to your certificate schedule so as to incur minimal interest on your loan.
Diploma FAQ: I already have a business degree/experience with jewellery fabrication - can I get credit for some diploma modules?
The answer to this question depends on the courses you have completed, your transcripts and/or proven abilities. In principle, the JDMIS does not want to force its students to sit though courses in subjects with which they are already proficient; we are concerned about placing our students in advanced classes if they do not have an adequate foundation - as such it is our policy to review each request on its own merits.
Make sure you identify the modules you would like to receive credit for in your application form and provide as much supporting information as possible. Our admissions board will review all requests individually and reply within 4-8 working days.
Diploma FAQ: How much do the courses cost?
Our diplomas cost ranges from SGD 10,750 and SGD 13,850 for a 6 month program including GST, registration and application fees. Our pricing policy is such that we include all tools and materials you will need to complete your coursework.
Your only additional costs are for materials you intend to use in your self-study or personal projects. Furthermore, the tools you receive as part of your course are yours to keep - our students leave our diploma courses with the skills and equipment they need to create unique and high quality jewellery.
Diploma FAQ: How can I pay for the diploma course?
For application and registration fees, we accept many payment methods, if you want to pay over the phone the head office can accept Visa & Mastercard. If you visit the office, they can take any credit card, NETS or Singapore dollar cheque. If you use internet banking, we also accept local bank MAPS transfers and international wire transfers.
Foreign students are required to may their tuition payments to a third-party escrow service provider authorized by the Consumer Association of Singapore. This escrow payment is a requirement for the issuance of Student Passes by the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority and provides additional protection for students. Complete details of the escrow payment process are provided upon your admission to the JDMIS together with your letter of acceptance.
For Singaporean students or permanent residents, escrow payment is also an option (and is recommended for the additional prodection it provides) however it is not required. Regardless of your choice to use escrow, for your tuition fees, the JDMIS recommends TCC, a local credit union that provides very competitive educational loans. If you would like more information on this we can email you their details or ask one of their credit consultants to call you. Alternatively you can approach your bank and ask them about educational loan programs. They will typically disburse payment upon completion of a credit check and receipt of your letter of offer from the JDMIS; this process can take up to 3-4 weeks so be sure to apply early.